Archive for September, 2013

Meet the Winners of the Media Rise Festival Pitch Night

September 29, 2013 by Mandar Apte

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 29, 2013) – The Media Rise Festival today announced the winners of its Pitch Night, held on September 27. The evening showcase gave media creators a chance to make a 3-minute pitch on how to advance positive social change through media for a chance to win cash prizes sponsored by D.C.’s top design firms, Free


Press Release: Media Rise to Host Pitch Night and Opening Party

September 19, 2013 by Mandar Apte

// WHAT The Media Rise Festival today announced the details of its first signature event, a Pitch Night to support storytellers, designers and creatives dedicated to advancing positive social change through media. The event is sponsored by some of D.C.’s leading design firms: Free Range Studios, Huge, Threespot and Weber Shandwick. The Pitch Night will


Planning Your Visit: Hotels

September 6, 2013 by Mandar Apte

The 2013 Media Rise Festival has partnered with several D.C. hotels to offer discounted rates to our attendees. KIMPTON HOTELS  Options: Hotel Palomar DC Donovan House Madera Topaz Call (1-800-KIMPTON) or book online ( to receive the following discount: Rate code: MRFEST Discount: 20% off Stay dates: 9/23 – 9/29 Book by: Now – 9/28


Call for Artwork: Youth Media Rise Art Gallery

September 4, 2013 by Mandar Apte

Young people all over the world are using media to influence social change, from fighting government corruption to battling stereotypes. YOUR STUDENTS CAN JOIN THIS MOVEMENT DURING YOUTH MEDIA RISE 2013! When: Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Where: Meridian Hill Park + Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW,


Press Release: Inaugural Festival Promotes Meaningful Media for Social Change

by Mandar Apte

A weeklong series of events celebrates the power of storytelling, art, design and media to increase empathy, collaboration and innovation. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. September 4, 2013 – The Media Rise Festival will make its debut in Washington, D.C. this September. The weeklong series of events, held at various locations on September 23-29, celebrates how


Call for Submissions: Pitch Night

September 3, 2013 by Mandar Apte

// WHAT Storytellers, designers and creatives dedicated to advancing positive social change through media are invited to participate in our Pitch Night on September 27, 2013. Applicants must explain what cause they care about, what community they aim to serve, and what forms of media they’ll be using to create positive and lasting social or environmental change.